Military-Connected Benefits & Certifications (MCBC)

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Military-Connected Benefits & Certifications

Military-Connected Benefits & Certifications 
Student Union Memorial Center, Room 404V
Phone: 520-621-9501 
The University of Arizona is proud to have a long history of educating veterans, active-duty military, and military-connected students. We work in partnership with the Veterans Administration to assist military-connected students with GI Bill® Education Benefits and Tuition Assistance for active-duty, guard, and reserve service members.
With assistance and guidance through the benefit certification process, the Office of the Registrar, Military-Connected Benefits and Certifications, is committed to help you meet your personal, educational, and career goals throughout your time at the University of Arizona. 

VA Benefits for Veterans and Dependents

  • First Time Benefit User
  • Continuing Students
  • VA Benefits Types & Full Time Status
  • Housing and Book Stipends
  • Checklist for VA Benefit Certification
  • FAQ and Resources

Tuition Assistance for Active Duty

  • Tuition Assistance Benefit
  • Links to Branch Applications
  • Returning Tuition Assistance Funds
  • Checklist and Timeline

Military Deployment & Leave of Absence

  • Options for students on military deployment


  • View some of the frequently asked questions about MCBC
If you have questions or need help with your military education benefits, please schedule an in-person or online appointment with a School Certifying Official (SCO):

Tucson & Phoenix 



Distance, Online & Sierra Vista 

Clara Gonzalez


Tuition Assistance for Active Duty




Veterans Education & Transition Services | VETS

MCBC and VETS partner to serve the military-connected student community at the University of Arizona. VETS incorporates academics, institutional access, student involvement and research. With locations in the Student Union and at the Arizona Health Sciences Library, VETS supports the success of our enrolled student veterans and military-connected students. 

Learn more about VETS at University of Arizona. 

Principles of Excellence

The University of Arizona proudly participates in the Principles of Excellence as directed by President Obama’s Executive Order. A student may submit a complaint if they believe their school is failing to follow the Principles of Excellence (i.e. unfair recruiting practices, credit transfer or change in degree requirements) through a centralized online reporting system via the Department of Defense website.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official US government website.